Chattanoogan Omar Minhas has been selected by the USASF (United States All Star Federation) as one of the top 10 rule interpreters in the world. He will be judging “The Cheerleading Worlds” in Orlando, Florida on April 26–30. This competition will air on ESPN in late Spring 2012.
At The Cheerleading Worlds, the top teams nationally and internationally will face off as this is the grand finale of cheerleading for the 2011-2012 season.
Teams must have received a bid to this competition during the regular season to be eligible to attend. Cheerleading programs attend competitions all year for the coveted bid and honor to attend The Cheerleading Worlds.
Mr. Minhas, a Chattanooga native, cheered at McCallie School and Vanderbilt University before moving to Columbus, Ohio, where he was appointed the director of staffing for the national cheerleading company, COA Cheer and Dance. Now back in Chattanooga and at the age of 31, his reputation, industry knowledge, and connections have brought him to the forefront of the industry.
Companies around the country and world vie to have Mr. Minhas judge their competitions each weekend from October to May. He has judged over 18,000 routines over the past six years.
Mr. Minhas said, “Being selected to judge The Cheerleading Worlds for a fourth time is the greatest and highest honor in the industry. For many judges this selection and recognition is a life long dream. I am truly humbled by the selection this many times. I am proud to be representing Chattanooga once again and to be involved in such a talent-filled competition.”